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Use of Participation Fees Falls Slightly

Use of Participation Fees Falls Slightly
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
The percentage of Michigan High School Athletic Association high schools that assessed participation fees to help fund interscholastic athletics dropped five percent during the 2014-15 school year to its lowest since 2011-12, according to the most recent survey taken by...
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Pay to Play

Pay to Play
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
The basis for qualifying was the ability to raise $5,000 so the resort could fill its hotel rooms and sell tickets to its theme parks.
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'Anyone Can Save a Life' Aims to Prepare

'Anyone Can Save a Life' Aims to Prepare
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
It was 2008 when Jody Redman and staff at the Minnesota State High School League developed an emergency action plan to provide guidance and procedure in the event of sudden cardiac arrest during scholastic athletic competition. The desired response from schools upon re...
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Hoops on Film: 1961 Class D Boys Final

Hoops on Film: 1961 Class D Boys Final
Monday, July 27, 2015
A battle of undefeated teams from schools both no longer in existence is highlighted this week as part of MHSAA.tv’s Hoops On Film Series.
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The Limits of Planning

The Limits of Planning
Friday, July 24, 2015
It was a trip that once again reminded me of the limits of planning.
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Making (Health) Histories Every Year

Making (Health) Histories Every Year
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Tom Minter, recently retired from the MHSAA as assistant director, wore many hats while serving the Association and donned official’s gear in numerous sports outside of business hours. But one of his finest refereeing efforts might have come during the 2009-10 an...
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Plan B Planning

Plan B Planning
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Even if the dream is not realized – and it most likely will not be – the dream might help to produce life skills for a rewarding “Plan B.”
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Hoops on Film: 1958 Class A Boys Final

Hoops on Film: 1958 Class A Boys Final
Monday, July 20, 2015
A matchup of future NBA players hailing from opposite sides of the state is highlighted this week as part of MHSAA.tv’s Hoops On Film Series.
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Reunion Reflections

Reunion Reflections
Friday, July 17, 2015
I have the greatest discomfort when I sense that those reveling in past glory may have peaked in high school. There can be nothing worse, for them or for society.
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Pair Powers Mercy Softball to Semifinals

Pair Powers Mercy Softball to Semifinals
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Farmington Hills Mercy advanced to this spring’s Division 1 Softball Semifinals on the bats of two powerful hitters – one a senior recently recognized as the best in Michigan this season, and the other a junior likely to be a candidate for the same award in ...
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Schools Continue to Manage the Heat

Schools Continue to Manage the Heat
Thursday, July 16, 2015
It certainly was not the MHSAA’s intent to spur the most historically frigid back-to-back winters the state has seen. Nor did the Association wish for one of the mildest summers in recent memory during 2014. Seemingly, it’s just Mother Nature’s way of...
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#TBT: Wheatley Reigns Among Greats

#TBT: Wheatley Reigns Among Greats
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Tyrone Wheatley went on to star as a running back at the University of Michigan and play 10 seasons in the National Football League, four with the New York Giants and six with the Oakland Raiders before retiring after the 2004 season.  But before Wheatley became n...
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Student Leaders to Attend NFHS Summit

Student Leaders to Attend NFHS Summit
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Four members of the Student Advisory Council will represent the MHSAA at the inaugural National Student Leadership Summit hosted by the National Federation of State High School Associations from July 20-22 in Indianapolis.
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Volleyball Faceoff

Volleyball Faceoff
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
The leadership of school-sponsored sports found itself face to face with “the enemy” recently.
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Hoops on Film: 1976 Class D Girls Final

Hoops on Film: 1976 Class D Girls Final
Monday, July 13, 2015
One of the earliest championship games in MHSAA girls basketball history is featured this week as part of MHSAA.tv’s Hoops On Film Series.
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A Solutions Approach

A Solutions Approach
Friday, July 10, 2015
The expertise to solve such problems has been in our room for years. What has been lacking is the commitment to a process that could move us from a group accomplished in citing problems and suggesting reasons for them to a group accomplished in working together to solve...
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#TBT: Pioneer Mourns Champion Coach

#TBT: Pioneer Mourns Champion Coach
Thursday, July 9, 2015
Ann Arbor Pioneer this week mourned longtime girls track & field and cross country coach Bryan Westfield, who died Sunday at the age of 72 and led Pioneers teams to a combined 19 MHSAA team championships over a career spanning more than three decades. He began coac...
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Reaching Higher Returns for 7th Year

Reaching Higher Returns for 7th Year
Thursday, July 9, 2015
The annual Reaching Higher showcases of Michigan’s top high school basketball players will return for the seventh year beginning Wednesday, July 15, with the boys event and followed by the state’s top girls prospects taking the floor July 23. Both again wil...
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Despite Overall Dip, 8 Sports Add Athletes

Despite Overall Dip, 8 Sports Add Athletes
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Eight high school sports for which postseason tournaments are sponsored by the Michigan High School Athletic Association enjoyed gains in participation during the 2014-15 school year.  However, total participation in MHSAA sports decreased slightly for the fourth ...
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Grace Graduates Among All-time Greats

Grace Graduates Among All-time Greats
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Alex Grace graduated from Saginaw Swan Valley this spring with 15 listings in the MHSAA football record book. And he became one of the most accomplished running backs in Michigan high school history despite playing only three varsity seasons.
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